“Wayward Pines” season-opener, 9 p.m., Fox.
have retired after one intriguing season. Trapped in a controlling
and confining town, newcomer Ethan Burke slowly found the truth: This
was millennia in the future; as the Earth decayed, Dr. Pilcher had
frozen some people and created a town as humans' sole refuge.
Now Burke and
Pilcher are both dead. So is the original sheriff (Terrence Howard),
but in an opening flashback we see how he lured another newcomer
(Jason Patric). “Pines” has lost the compelling mystery of its
first season; still, it remains a strong story of people facing an
“Arrow” and “Supernatural” season-finales, 8 and 9 p.m., CW.
This is the final
day of the “sweeps” ratings period and of the official TV season.
Naturally, that brings a flurry of season-finales, including these
First, Oliver links
with a surprising force, to try to rid Damien Darkh and his dark
magic. Then God – accustomed to tough decisions – must decide
what to do about Amara; that impacts Sam and Dean.
ALTERNATIVE: “Nashville,” 10 p.m., ABC.
For four seasons,
this has had sharply drawn characters, great music, soapy moments and
adequate (but declining) ratings. Now it ends its run, with an hour
that seems likely to tackle key plot points.
After years of
denial, Will may finally be ready for the spotlight as a gay country
singer. Juliette may be set to go public with the fact that Jeff
Fordham's deathcame when he was preventing her suicide. Also, Rayna
scrambles to save her daughter; Scarlett and Gunnar consider ending
their musical duo.
(2003), 8-10 p.m., ABC. Three weeks before the sequel (“Finding
Dory”) arrives, the Disney people repeat this gem, a splendid mix
of humor, emotion and gorgeous animation.
“The Price is
Right,” 8 p.m., CBS. The last of three reality-show specials has
“Amazing Race” duos. That includes two from the just-finished
season (Tyler Oakley and Korey Kuhl, Erin Robinson and Joslyn Davis)
plus winners from this fall (Joey Buttita and Kelsey Gerckens) and
2010 (Nat Strand and Kat Chang). There are five more, including
Harlem Globetrotters Herbert Lang and Nathaniel Lofton.
p.m., NBC. Like “Nashville,” this is a season-finale that's also
a series-finale. As a mysterious illness puts the hospital in
lockdown, Alex tries to save Pierce, Jesse and Ji-Sung.
“Law & Order:
Special Victims Unit” season-finale, 9 p.m., NBC. Brad Garrett, who
played a soft-hearted cop in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” is a
brutal warden here. Tonight (wrapping a two-parter), his people
threaten the lives of the cops and the assistant district attorney.
Beyond Borders,” 9 and 10 p.m., CBS. This series – which will
return at mid-year – has one story set in Pamplona, Spain, then
closes its season with one involving a kidnapping in Haiti. Also,
Jack (Gary Sinise) and his wife (Sherry Springfield) prepare to send
their daughter to college.
10 p.m., NBC. Voight's now-reformed son is at the center of the
trouble tonight. He's been critically injured and a widow he was in
constant contact with was killed.
10 p.m., FX. A slow, solemn hour ends with a sharp jolt that will
resonate next week. Until that point, this centers on a deeply
depressing story that started by tricking a good-hearted scientist
into thinking he'd had sex with Elizabeth, in one of her alternate